Clive Gif­ford & Marc-Eti­enne Pein­tre

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Funday Telegraph -

His­tory is full of un­usual colours to dis­cover — gam­boge (yel­low), or­chil (pur­ple) and woad (blue). Yel­low ochre pre­served art­works in caves. Scheele’s green, con­tain­ing ar­senic, was used to colour fab­ric and sweets. Pur­ple was made from thou­sands of sea snails un­til a chemist dis­cov­ered a new way to make it while try­ing to cure malaria. Colour­ful and fun.

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